The Kimpton Aertson is a breath of fresh air in the Midtown area, where hotels are often comfortable but lack personal touches. That changes here, starting with the front desk, which is actually a rope sculpture made by New York artist Orly Genger. From 5 to 6pm daily, there’s a wine hour with snacks, and in the mornings there’s complimentary coffee and tea. Step into the cool, comfortable rooms and you’ll find pristine white bathrooms, luxury Atelier Bloem bath amenities, and even a yoga mat for those who really want to stretch out. The seasonal rooftop pool is spacious, and the property is exceedingly pet-friendly with treats, plush pet-bed loaners, and food and water bowls provided at no charge. Many rooms also offer private balconies. The hotel even offers free use of custom-designed bikes for a ride around town. Another serious standout here is the food: Your in-house dining is serviced by Henley, one of the city’s top dining destinations. Having this brasserie in your building is an indisputable plus.